Hayes MX3 Mechanical Disc Brake System

3.75/5 (4 Reviews)

Product Description

-Entry Level compact Mechanical
-Die cast one-pecec caliper
-Progressice friction material for modulation
-Compatible with all linear pull levers
-5mm allen key inner pad adjustments
-Compatible with all Hayes brackets

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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Erwin Frank-Schultz a Weekend Warrior from Hamshire UK

Date Reviewed: January 25, 2007

Strengths:    This review is for the MX-4, similar OEM version
Stop well when set up correctly. ECB pads and some coppa slip on the back of them stopped the squealing.
Seem tough enough

Weaknesses:    Need constant tuning to keep them operating
Design issue (see below)
No protection (e.g. rubber boot) to keep dirt out

Bottom Line:   
The reason that I am replacing them is a design issue.
When the ads wear you have to adjust the inner static pad with a hex key (nuisance but ok), the outer pad is adjusted using cable length. This means that the lever to which the cable end is fastened gets closer to the static arm holding the cable outer. My subjective view is that this reduces the leverage and therefore stopping power and also pulls the cable at an angle so that it rubs on the hole in the static arm holding the cable outer. You therefore have to replace pads long before they are fully worn to maintain performance.
I think the Avid BB7 fixes most of these issues. Have decided to go for Shimano LX Hyds though as the muck that gets into the cables in our English winter is still an issue.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   LBS - came with bike

Similar Products Used:   Vs only

Bike Setup:   Kona Blast, upgraded to Flying snake cables all round

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Matt a Weekend Warrior from Manitoba

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2006

Strengths:    Adjustability. I find that these breaks adjust easily which you will be doing guite often. Modulation

Weaknesses:    Need to be adjusted often. (every ride) I'm not terribly fussy about a little noise but these breaks will be rubing by the end of any decent ride. Breaking power on any longer decents will give you fingers a pretty decent workout.

Bottom Line:   
These breaks are good if your just getting into disk breaks. Breaking power isn't all that great but I'm satisfied overall. If your bike comes with them they will serve your purpose. Certainly on the upgrade list

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Came OEM with bike

Similar Products Used:   Vees

Bike Setup:   Stock '06 Norco Storm

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by maillot gratton a Downhiller from ottawa ontario canada

Date Reviewed: May 18, 2006

Strengths:    umbreackeable unless a big ass wipe out

Weaknesses:    lots of noise

Bottom Line:   
its preatty good

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Favorite Trail:   a-line

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   joe mama

Similar Products Used:   hfx-9

Bike Setup:   250 dirt

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by joe a Downhiller from toronto,ontario,canada

Date Reviewed: September 24, 2005

Strengths:    brakes

Weaknesses:    squeaks

Bottom Line:   
really good for the price

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Favorite Trail:   dh

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   mtb canada

Similar Products Used:   shimano disks

Bike Setup:   canondale chase

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